The lot on Central & Indian School is a 15-acre space on lease from Barron Collier Companies. Here you can learn about sustainability, create and view art, grow your own garden, exercise your pet, meet others from around your city, and much more.
4221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85012
(North East corner of Central Avenue & Indian School)
Everyday: 7 AM to 6 PM
There is no parking on site. You can use nearby public parking, but we encourage you to walk or take public transportation. There’s even a light rail stop right in front of the location.Apply for a community garden
The IRC is using 2.5 acres of land to grow food by and for local refugees. The produce from this urban farm is estimated to sustain 80-100 refugee families in Phoenix.
U of A is researching urban agriculture, organic pesticide-free gardening and the use of cover crops. In addition, U of A is using the land as part of their Master Gardening Program.
Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico jointly created a solar home for the solar decathlon put on by the U.S. Department of Energy. The home was built in Arizona and the lot will serve as its final resting place, where it will be used to demonstrate sustainable living in Arizona.
PetSmart launched their pop up park (PUP) prototype, which uses a shipping container and modular fencing to create the first mobile dog park.
The Public Works Department, Water Service Department, and Parks and Recreation Department are using the site as an educational tool to promote sustainable living, reduce waste, and encourage the planting of low-water usage plants, among other things.
The Arizona Science Center is creating 3 exhibits that are connected to sustainable living in Arizona, which will showcase the use of pervious concrete and adobe as well as explore the urban heat island effect.
Brophy, Central High and Xavier are using the space as an outdoor classroom as well as providing various artistic and engineering installations.
The Madison Street Veterans Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs are creating an urban agricultural space serviced by veterans and meant to provide therapy and organic produce for the MANA (Marine Army Navy Airforce) House.
This LGBT organization will use their space as an outdoor learning, exercise and social space for their youth. They will also provide artwork to increase public awareness on issues affecting the LGBT community.
Native health has created a community garden that shares and teaches Native American traditions, stories, practices and customs related to health, medicinal herbs, plants, crops and the healing elements of food.